Harpist Dai-An Liu Wins International Prize
Dai-An Liu, an Artist Diploma candidate, won 4th Prize ex aequo in the 5th Hong Kong International Harp Competition in the Professional Pedal Division held in early October.
Due to the worldwide pandemic, the competition had 15 divisions, conducted online or onsite. The Professional Pedal Division attracted participants from throughout the world.
Composition Student Awarded Second Prize in International Competition
Doctoral candidate in composition David Nguyen was awarded a second prize in the XIII International Competition of Electroacoustic Composition for his composition "Adumbrations."
Sponsored by Destellos Foundation of Mar del Plata, Argentina, the annual competition garners over 100 entries from across the globe, and is judged by an international panel.
Micky Moore Awarded International Teaching Award
Mark "Micky" Moore, Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, was recently recognized by the International Tuba-Euphonium Association with the 2020 ITEA Teaching Award.
Only the fifth time this award has been granted, Prof. Moore joins such illustrious pedagogues as Fritz Kaenzig, Donald Little, Phil Sinder and David Zerkel. Candidates for this award must be nominated and are chosen based on supporting letters from colleagues, and current and former students.